Isocracy 2013 Annual General Meeting and The Decriminalisation of Drugs

The Isocracy Network will be holding its 2013 Annual General Meeting on Saturday, 21st September, 2013, at the United Voice union offices, 117-131 Capel St North Melbourne. Nominations are are sought for the positions of President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and general committee positions. Please send these to public@isocracy.org by midnight of Friday 20th of September.

A committee report will be distributed prior to the meeting. Minutes of the last AGM follow some relevant articles on drug law reform.

The guest speaker Greg Denham, is the Melbourne representative of LEAP (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition), and Law Enforcement and Harm Reduction Training and Advocacy Consultant.

The mission of LEAP Australia is to bring an end to drug prohibition and the "war on drugs" approach to drug law enforcement and promote a supportive legal and policy environment for regulated and controlled access to all drugs. LEAP Australia will also advocate for evidence-informed and cost-effective policies and practices that seek to reduce the risks and harms from drug use.

If you are interested in this subject, or would like more information, you may wish to come along.

A few links on the subject that are worthy of consideration:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/politics/calls-to-legalise-canna...

http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/newsandeventspggrp/imperialcollege/newssummar...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/markeaston/2009/07/how_portugal_...

http://libertycrier.com/government/top-10-cannabis-studies-the-governmen...

And, in cartoon form, an interesting scientific experiment on the subject

http://www.stuartmcmillen.com/comics_en/rat-park/

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